DT-Direct 2003 Porsche 996 Turbo X50 Coupe 6-Speed

Now available in Deal Tank Direct is this 2003 Porsche 996 Turbo X50 finished in Orient Red Metallic over a brown natural leather interior.  Featuring a sought-after twin-turbocharged Mezger flat-six engine with the optional X50 Power Kit, this 2003 example offers the same performance as the later 996 Turbo S model.  After spending most of its life in southern California, this Turbo made its way to Georgia where it has been properly maintained over the past 5 years.  Having undergone some noteworthy recent service items, this 996 is said to be in fantastic condition with approximately 37k miles on the odometer.  Showcasing a rare and attractive color combination as well as a 6-speed manual transmission, this Turbo X50 is the ideal 996 for a discerning Porsche enthusiast.

Stated to have always been garage kept, the Orient Red Metallic finish is noted to be in excellent condition with a professional detail recently performed.  A collection of detailed images is provided in the photo gallery.  Exterior features include wide fenders with rear side air intakes and optional stainless-steel exhaust pipes.  A Rennkit electronic rear spoiler upgrade has been installed which offers the same function as the factory spoiler system but with greater reliability.  This Turbo rides on 3-piece Kinesis K28R lightweight forged aluminum wheels which come dressed in Sumitomo tires that are recommended for replacement in the near future.

This Turbo has been appointed with a premium brown natural leather interior with supple leather front and rear seats.  The cabin is stated to be in very nice condition with all gauges and accessories remaining fully functional.  Commanding an original sticker price of over $141k, this Turbo has been equipped with exclusive options including a remote 6-disc CD changer, the Leather Interior Package, Savanna Beige floormats and a 3-spoke steering wheel in leather.

Power comes from a 3.6 L twin-turbocharged Mezger flat-six engine equipped with the desirable X50 Turbo Power Kit. Sought after for its race-derived design and resistance to IMS bearing related issues, the Mezger flat-six engine is commonly regarded as one of the greatest Porsche engines of all time.  450 HP is distributed to all four wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission allowing for a 0-60 time of approximately 4 seconds.  The X50 kit includes larger intercoolers and K24 turbochargers as well as a revised ECU and exhaust system providing an increase of 30 HP over the standard Turbo model.  This 996 has also been upgraded with a dealer-installed Porsche short throw shifter.  The following service items are noted to have been carried out over the past year:

  • Plugs and Coils
  • Clutch Accumulator and Slave Cylinder
  • New OEM Bosch Alternator and Drive Belt
  • Cabin and Engine Air Filters
  • Brake Fluid Flush
  • Fuel Filter 

The seller also indicates that the motor mounts and ignition switch have been replaced within the last 2 years.  This Turbo is said to be in excellent driving condition with a complete history of service.

The sale of this 996 will include an indoor and outdoor car cover, a set of 2 keys, the original books and service records from new.  If you are in the market for a 996 Turbo, this 2003 X50 example makes the perfect choice.

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Comments (11)

  • $55,000 offer from Hanover, NH (03755) 2 days, 23 hoursago

    Offer in the amount of $55,000

  • ianfmarcus (registered bidder) 2 days, 23 hoursago

    @burton could we please connect for a PPI?

    Stunning car.

  • Jacksunoco (registered bidder) 3 days, 4 hoursago

    Owning a 2001 Turbo , drive one of these, unreal performance and handling . It is probably the most under rated 996 . Who ever buys this car will smile from ear to ear . the price point is the sweet spot ! You cant get a better car any where for the money. SUPERCAR FOR CHEAP .

  • $50,000 offer from Hanover, NH (03755) 6 days, 12 hoursago

    Offer in the amount of $50,000

  • burton (seller) 1 weekago

    @rotarychainsaw Thanks, it is a beautiful color combination. Sorry, I do not have the original turbo twist wheels. But the wheels on the car are actually much better. 3 piece forged lightweight aluminum. They really look great on the car.. Brand new, these wheels were over $4000.00 for the set.

  • rotarychainsaw 1 week, 1 dayago

    Wow cool color combo! I assume you don't have the OEM wheels to go with it?

  • burton (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    @kaaayelll Sure. It should never had been reported and am working with CarFax to have it removed. I was pulling out of a parking place at a restaurant and bumped a parking guard and it hit my right front radiator. I noticed a smell of coolant about a week later. My mechanic replaced the radiator and the right front wheel liner. It was covered under my insurance so filed a claim. Both the insurance company and my mechanic said they would not report it since there was no body damage. I hope to have the claim removed from CarFax soon, but now you know the story.

  • kaaayelll (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Can you please address the damage reported on the Carfax?

  • brontosaurus (registered bidder) 3 weeksago

    @burton great, thank you for the detail!

  • burton (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    The transmission has no issues. The 2nd gear pop out issue was corrected with the 2003 model year. Clutch is original. I recently had the clutch accumulator and slave replaced and my mechanic said the clutch itself was just fine.
    Coolant lines are as came from factory. Since I don't track the car, this is not really an issue. The general consensus is to wait till you have to drop the engine and pin or weld them at that time. If you plan on tracking the car,some tracks may require you to have them pinned or welded as a safety to the other drivers on the track if a line did blow out.

  • brontosaurus (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago


    Can you comment at all in regards to the transmission? Any 2nd gear popout present? I assume at this mileage, the clutch is the factory one? Coolant lines are still as-is from the factory as well?

    Thank you

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